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Postby 101589dpm » Thu Mar 10, 2005 6:52 pm

I am looking to find a few guys who usually start out very hot in the first couple months of the season, then slow down a bit. My goal is to get a couple of those guys then trade them for better players a few months into the season. Also, who are some guys that generally start slow that I could look to get in the first couple months, so I can have them when they are doing well later on.
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Postby RugbyD » Thu Mar 10, 2005 6:54 pm

carlos lee starts a little slow
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Postby bleach168 » Thu Mar 10, 2005 6:58 pm

I've never bought into the slow start/hot finish or hot start/slow finish theory.

Steve Trachsel was a great example of a start slow/finish hot type going into last year and then he completely does a 180 by starting hot and finishing slow. Lots of people got burned by him.
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Postby Havok1517 » Thu Mar 10, 2005 6:58 pm

Historically, Ken Greffey Jr. is the hottest starter in MLB history, but aside from him, I'd say players with injury risks are the bste bets to match your criteria like Smoltz, Guardado, Pettitte, Maggs, & also I think Mariano will wear down this year but that is after starting hot.
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Postby quicksilver8 » Thu Mar 10, 2005 6:59 pm

Derek Lee is the anti-hot player...he starts slow and then gets hot....so trade for him in June!
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Postby quicksilver8 » Thu Mar 10, 2005 7:01 pm

Jack Wilson was super hot the first half of last season...but I don't know if half a season is enough to bank on him starting hot again.
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Postby GiantFan666 » Thu Mar 10, 2005 7:12 pm

if you count opening day only...hot starter= Corey Patterson
going back to 2002 opening day he is a combined
.583 BA 3HR 1 3B and 9 rbi

on a side note, does he remind anyone else of Willie Mays Hayes
from major league 2 ?
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Postby RugbyD » Thu Mar 10, 2005 7:18 pm

GiantFan666 wrote:on a side note, does he remind anyone else of Willie Mays Hayes
from major league 2 ?


i've referred to him in such derogatory terms before, but its the WMH of major league one in the batting cage.
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Postby Iconoclastic » Thu Mar 10, 2005 7:33 pm

Mike hampton for 2nd half
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Postby stumpak » Thu Mar 10, 2005 7:44 pm

LoDuca and Lowell are very famous for this. But as a word of caution, Ichiro was also considered a poster child for hot start/cold finish until last season when he hit like Ty Cobb after the break.
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